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Plot, Details & Awards

Choke

(2008)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.

R In Theaters 09/26/2008 , 92min.
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Plot & Details

Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) has got some problems -- when he's not at Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings hunting for women to bed, he masquerades as a choking victim in restaurants as a scheme to gather money from unsuspecting strangers, which he uses to keep his ailing mother (Anjelica Huston) in a high-end extended-care facility for her extreme dementia. But what happens when this messed up Colonial-era theme-park employee finds Mrs. Right in the guise of his mother's doctor -- and how can he give their relationship a try when she tells him he's the next coming of Jesus Christ? Based on Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) pitch-black comedic novel, Choke is adapted and directed by David Mamet alumni Clark Gregg, whose career spans stage, screen, and TV work as well as a screenplay credit for Robert Zemeckis' 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath.

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

Women Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Women Film Critics Circle Most Offensive Male Characters Sam Rockwell Won

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